2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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MUSC 205 Music for Teachers (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A general introduction to music as applied to the developmental foundation of learning in young children. Explores theories, techniques, cultural influences, and curriculum design.

Student Outcomes
1.Analyze and aurally identify the musical concepts found within developmentally appropriate songs for children birth through grade 3.

2.Simulate the teacher’s role in planning and leading group music times for children birth through grade 3 which incorporate designated types of songs, musical props, song-illustrations, movement activities, leadership, and presentation skills.

3. Plan developmentally appropriate movement activities for young children based on the stages of physical development and the elements and principles of dance.

4. Create and use musical instruments appropriate for the multicultural classroom for young children and identify the properties of sound inherent in each.

5.Assess the impact and benefit of music and movement experiences upon individual children with ability differences in order to plan appropriate and supportive curriculum.

6.Articulate methods of music instruction which support the culture of individual families in the program, and cultural groups within the community.

7.Create developmentally appropriate music curricular plans incorporating specific thematic, age, music, movement, and materials requirements.

8. Apply basic music knowledge, elements, and skills used in music such as melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, form, tempo, chords, tonal systems, dynamics, beat, and expression in order to plan and implement a cohesive music curriculum for young children.

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